When exercising most people bank on the philosophy of “No pain, no gain.” Which in many cases is the wrong philosophy to follow. In fact when receiving treatment in physical therapy that is not the situation.

Therapy should never cause more pain. Pain is a warning response from the body to prevent further injury. If patients go into therapy with the mind set of “No pain, no gain” it could cause further injury. This skewed philosophy could also cause more inflammation within the patient that could cause further complications. A major theme within therapy is slow and steady. Living out this theme gains the proper results for the patients. However, physical therapists do aim to have patients return to regular activity as soon as possible.

At Scott Family Health we have a knowledgeable staff that will meet all the needs of the patient and get them back to normal in no time.